Updated: October 30, 2011
What's on this week at Burnham-On-Sea's Ritz Cinema

Burnham-On-Sea film enthusiast Molly Harding, who was last year nominated for the national award 'Young Film Critic of the Year', reviews Johnny English Reborn and Tintin: The secret of the Unicorn which is now showing at Burnham's Ritz Cinema in Victoria Street this week...

Johnny English Reborn (PG)

After a spectacularly failed mission in Mozambique, Johnny English retreats to a Tibetan monastery where he receives a call from MI7 re instating him to help stop the killing of the Chinese Premier and leading him to find a conspiracy much closer to home.

Returning eight years after the first film, English is back for much of the same of his comedic and calamitous antics. The plot may be vague but with lines such as these: English: “So there's a vole in MI7?” Tucker: “No there's a mole.” English: “So there's a vole, and a mole?” there is much I can complain about!

It’s good to see some old school humour back on the screen, think slapstick sequences and, um, swivel chairs, for this is a film that will make you smile even if it isn’t the best or most complex film you’ve seen recently. Sometimes it's nice to just go and see a good ol’ spy comedy that doesn’t require too much thinking!

Rowan Atkinson is of course on top form and with a host of good supporting actors you cant really go wrong with Johnny English Reborn.

Good, clean fun – 3/5

Tintin : The Secret of the Unicorn (PG 3D)

Roving reporter Tintin and loyal canine companion Snowy are on the trail leading to an adventure that will uncover a generations old secret, involving pirates, pick pockets and a pair of plump policemen. But no unicorns.

Based on the 50’s comics, Tintin has come to life in this new motion capture, a 3D wonder from director Steven Spielberg with a diverse British cast including Jamie Bell, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Daniel Craig and motion capture master Andy Serkis behind the characters.

Now Tintin isn’t your average toon, it’s charming and sophisticated and argueably just as suited for adults as kids. The actual animation is detailed and on occasion so realistic you would be forgiven for thinking it was real characters before you rather than a computer generated ones.

Tintin does have a long running time but its magical story line and marvellous transitions will have you captured from start to finish.

Tintin-tastic! Oh dear – 4/5

Read more of Molly's regular film reviews on Burnham-On-Sea.com

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